Texas is a big state filled with lots of passionate folks chasing their dreams. Texas drinkers and those who make the libations have been a part of the state since the frontier days, and before that with native peoples making various intoxicating drinks from local grapes, cactus, and so forth.
Mourvedré is a great wine for lovers of a bold Cabernet. The grape is a bit complex, as it is known by many different names. Referred to as Mourvedré in France and Alicante, Spain, but called Monastrell in the rest of Spain. Rumor has it, during the late 1800s, ships that carried plantings labeled with the region they came from, which was Mataro, and thus the Americans used Mataro when referring to the grape. Going back in history, we’ll also see references to Damas Noir, Pinot Fleri, Torrentes, Monastre and Mourves and all of these names are pointing to the same grape.
Bottling day is always exciting in the winery! This is when, literally, the fruits of our labors are put into bottle to be enjoyed soon. Whisper Path is a small, family owned winery and it is only with the help of family and friends that larger projects like bottling can happen.